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COMMENT: Why doesn’t Lord Rami Ranger practise what he preaches?

Here’s the thing.  I’m a girl from Delhi and I don’t suffer fools.  I have very little time for people who strut around showing off their baubles and, my biggest bugbear of all is those in power looking down their noses at ordinary people. So it’s been a bizarre and …

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Brexiteer Indian-origin Home Sec is against more immigration from India

Britain’s new Home Secretary Suella Braverman has warned against signing a free trade deal with India, saying that it would lead to a huge increase in immigration. Ms Braverman, the daughter of Indian-origin migrants from Mauritius and Kenya and an arch Brexiteer who has championed free trade with economies like …

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Leicester’s unrest is a problem for the whole city, not just Hindu and Muslim communities.

Since late August, the city of Leicester in England has seen violent confrontations between groups of Hindu and Muslim men. The situation escalated on September 17 when about 200 Hindu men marched through a Muslim-majority area of east Leicester. Wearing masks, hoodies and balaclavas, they chanted “Jai Shri Ram” (meaning …

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British Asian “Power Couple” implicated in multi-million pound India property scam

A British-Asian businessman from London was fleeced out of millions in a scam involving his own relatives, including a UK-based couple well known among British Asian society circles, according to a complaint filed in Mumbai. Harrow-based business tycoon Rajesh Tailor, 55, alleges that he has been swindled out of funds …

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Accused fraudster, and brother of disgraced British-Indian socialite Neishaa Gharat, found hanged.

Pavan Kulavoor An Indian man who was accused of defrauding a British Indian businessman out of millions of pounds in a real estate scam has been found hanged inside his luxury Mumbai apartment. Pavan Kulavoor, 38, was implicated in the £2.3 million scam alongside his sister Neishaa Gharat – a …

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British Asian “Power Couple” implicated in multi-million pound India property scam

A British-Asian businessman from London was fleeced out of millions in a scam involving his own relatives, including a UK-based couple well known among British Asian society circles, according to a complaint filed in Mumbai. Harrow-based business tycoon Rajesh Tailor, 55, alleges that he has been swindled out of funds …

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British Pakistani peer Lord Ahmed jailed for historic sexual offences

The British-Pakistani former Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been jailed for more than five years for the attempted rape of a young girl and the sexual assault of a boy aged under 11 in the 1970’s.The 64-year-old peer had been found guilty of the offences last month.During the trial in …

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Village mourns young family found frozen to death along US-Canada border

Relatives and neighbours of the Indian family who froze to death near the US-Canada border last week said the father repeatedly failed to secure better paid jobs in recent years, prompting them to take a risky trip aided by an illegal migrant network. The deaths amid sub-zero temperatures, described as …

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As crucial election looms, India’s ruling party revive familiar Hindu-Muslim disputes.

In the streets around a revered religious site in the Indian city of Mathura where a temple and mosque stand side-by-side, the handful of Muslim restaurants that remain are mostly empty or shuttered. A ban on meat last year by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state, a Hindu monk …

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Shahidul Alam made a National Geographic Society Explorer at Large

The acclaimed Bangladeshi photojournalist and rights activist Shahidul Alam has been made a National Geographic Explorer at Large by the National Geographic Society, the world’s largest and best known non-profit scientific and educational organizations. Explorers receive an annual stipend and additional grants from the Society to continue their work in …

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